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Chatter box The first winners of the RCVS Knowledge Veterinary Evidence Student Awards have been revealed.

Molly Vasanthakumar scooped first prize for her knowledge summary comparing the ecological impact of woven versus disposable drapes. She found that there is not enough evidence that disposable synthetics reduce the risk of surgical site.

Second prize went to Honoria Brown of the University of Cambridge, for her paper: ‘Can hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure be used as sensitive non-invasive diagnostic indicators of acute laminitis onset?’

Edinburgh’s Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong won third prize for critically appraising the evidence for whether a daily probiotic improved clinical outcomes in dogs with idiopathic diarrhoea. The papers have all achieved publication in RCVS Knowledge’s peer-reviewed journal, Veterinary Evidence.  Chatter box

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Niall Connell welcomed as new RCVS president
Niall Connell welcomed as new RCVS president

Role models ‘key to encouraging diversity in the profession’
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Inspiring veterinary leaders showcased at Royal College Day
Inspiring veterinary leaders showcased at Royal College Day

RCVS celebrates individuals from across the veterinary profession
Wales road signs warn of hot car dangers for dogs
Wales road signs warn of hot car dangers for dogs

RSPCA Cymru and Jayne Bryant AM celebrate welcome move
BVA Congress reveals 2019 programme
BVA Congress reveals 2019 programme

Experts to discuss anti-vax movement and puppy-farming
SRUC awarded mental health research grant
SRUC awarded mental health research grant

Research aims to “break the cycle of negative thoughts”
VMD releases details of seizure notice
VMD releases details of seizure notice

Products seized over suspicions they were obtained illegally
Landmark report sheds light on discrimination
Landmark report sheds light on discrimination

BVA launches ‘Big Conversation’ after “truly shocking” findings
RCVS invites tenders for new building
RCVS invites tenders for new building

College is selling its headquarters in London
VMD’s annual review of adverse events published
VMD’s annual review of adverse events published

Report highlights rise in suspected lack of efficacy reports for cats
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Animal Welfare Foundation seeks new trustees

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) seeks three new trustees to help drive the charity’s mission to improve animal welfare through veterinary science, education and debate.

Veterinary and animal welfare professionals from across the UK may apply, particularly those with experience in equine and small animal practice and research management. Trustees must attend at least two meetings a year, as well as the annual AWF Discussion Forum in London.

For more information about the role, visit www.animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk. Applications close at midnight on 13 August 2019.

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